Fiction Open

Deadline: 
August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$21
Cash Prize: 
$3,000

A prize of $3,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given twice yearly for a short story. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also given. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 3,000 to 24,000 words with a $21 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Glimmer Train Press, Fiction Open, 4763 SW Maplewood Road, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.

Spring Story Contest

Deadline: 
July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$2,500

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 15,000 words with a $25 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Narrative, Spring Story Contest, 2443 Fillmore Street, #214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Tom Jenks, Editor.

Serena McDonald Kennedy Award

Deadline: 
August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press is given annually for a short story collection or a novella. Submit a story collection of up to 200 pages or a novella of up to 50,000 words with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Snake Nation Press, Serena McDonald Kennedy Award, 110 West Force Street, Valdosta, GA 31601. Roberta George, Founding Editor.

Writing Contests

Deadline: 
September 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$20
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Rachel McKibbens will judge in poetry, Nicola Griffith will judge in fiction, and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 7,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Black Warrior Review, by September 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Black Warrior Review, Writing Contests, University of Alabama, Office of Student Media, P.O. Box 870170, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Gail Aronson, Editor.

Short Story Award

Deadline: 
August 8, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$25
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of 5,000 to 15,000 words with a $25 entry fee by August 8. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gival Press, Short Story Award, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203. (703) 351-0079. Robert Giron, Editor.

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Fiction Prize

Deadline: 
June 1, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$1,000

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Salamander is given annually for a short story. Christopher Castellani will judge. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $15 entry fee by June 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Salamander, Fiction Prize, Suffolk University, English Department, 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

Deadline: 
June 15, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$15
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Philadelphia Stories is given annually for a short story. The winner will also receive travel and lodging expenses to read at Rosemont College in October. Writers currently living in the United States are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the winning issue of Philadelphia Stories, by June 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Philadelphia Stories, Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction, 93 Old York Road, Suite 1, #1-753, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Deadline: 
June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$0
Cash Prize: 
$15,000

A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Writers who have published at least one previous book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May 1 and June 30. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 7500 Thomas Boulevard, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

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Fiction Award

Deadline: 
May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$40
Cash Prize: 
$2,000

A prize of $2,000, publication by Elixir Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a short story collection or a novel. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 120 to 500 pages with a $40 entry fee by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Elixir Press, Fiction Award, P.O. Box 27029, Denver, CO 80227.

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Bridport Prize

Deadline: 
May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: 
$13
Cash Prize: 
$6,250

Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $6,250) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. Two second-place prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,250) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,250) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Lemn Sissay will judge in poetry, Peter Hobbs will judge in fiction, and Kit de Waal will judge in flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a piece of flash fiction of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £9 (approximately $11) for poetry, £10 (approximately $13) for fiction, and £8 (approximately $10) for flash fiction. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport Prize, P.O. Box 6910, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 9BQ, England. Kate Wilson, Prize Administrator.

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